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Man arrested for killing girlfriend in love hotel

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Police in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old company employee on suspicion of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend in a love hotel.

According to police, the suspect, Taiki Ueno, strangled his girlfriend Mizuki Honda to death in a hotel room on Saturday afternoon. Fuji TV reported that a hotel employee found the victim's body on the bed and called police. Ueno was found hiding on the roof of the hotel.

Police said Ueno has admitted to killing Honda, a high school student, by strangling her with a thin cord. The pair had checked into the hotel on Friday evening.

Police said Honda's friends told then that she had recently spoken about breaking up with Ueno, whom she met in 2015 at the maid cafe where she worked part-time.

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Man chokes girl, man beats parents with bat, etc....

Seems to me, that when one is intent on killing any thing can be used as a weapon. (in this case, a thin cord)

Just punishment would be the taking of this criminals life.

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"why posters think it unusual for an 18 year old girl to have a boyfriend and sleep with him"

Because the story we are reading about is a PAEDOPHILE SERIAL KILLER's first kill...

Does the truth hurt?

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Happened all over the world. bloke gets rejected and goes nuts. not sure why posters think it unusual for an 18 year old girl to have a boyfriend and sleep with him. and love hotel is likely because they didn't have their own apartments.

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All readers back on topic please. Posts that do not refer to the story will be removed.

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There is a famous guy who just got busted for sleeping with a 17 year old (although she lied and told him she was 22). It's been on the news the past couple of days, and is on as I type. They just said that the age is 18 in Tokyo.

Fair enough. Then it's changed. Like I said, my info is 15 years old.

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The prefectures can differ, and what he told me was that Tokyo was actually set at 16, not 18. Again this is 15 years ago so I don't know what the situation is now.

There is a famous guy who just got busted for sleeping with a 17 year old (although she lied and told him she was 22). It's been on the news the past couple of days, and is on as I type. They just said that the age is 18 in Tokyo.

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look at the law of the prefecture you live in, it is written and inviolable. the age of consent in japan varies on the prefecture and having sex with someone under 18 in a consensual relationship may not even constitute statutory rape in many (most) cases.

No, under 18 is grey. It's allowed federally, but not prefecturally. However, with permission a girl of 16 can get married. But 18 and over is legal across the country.

Just to add my 2 cents in. I did ask a lawyer and here is what he said to me (this is about 15 years ago so the laws could be different now):

The national statutory age is 13. That means that prefectures cannot set it below that age, and I'm pretty sure none set it at 13 either. The prefectures can differ, and what he told me was that Tokyo was actually set at 16, not 18. Again this is 15 years ago so I don't know what the situation is now. Also, like SL and James said whether the minor is a student also plays a part AS DOES whether or not it is compensated dating. You could date a minor as long as there is no money involved and no gifts given either. So if you are just dating it is different than if you are giving her compensation. Again, the rules on that can vary from prefecture to prefecture. Its really complicated. You could be in the clear in one prefecture and cross over to another prefecture and be committing a felony by dating the same girl. That's what I was told by my lawyer friend. Anyway that was 15 years ago and I didn't bother checking up more carefully on the law as I have no dog in the fight so to speak.

anyway, statutory rape is the least of his worries. He killed her. he should be thinking about the murder charge which is far more serious.

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It's in fact very very cowardly!!

You can't generalize and I disagree with you in most cases. To do it to escape justice or the ramifications of doing something like this is, but for people who suffer mental health issues it's simply ignorant to call them cowards if they commit suicide.

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For the umpteenth time, suicide is NOT honorable. It's in fact very very cowardly!!

It's neither honorable nor cowardly. It may bring relief.

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So, she was 16 when she was working at maid cafe and decided to date one of the patrons

Read much?

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she had recently spoken about breaking up with Ueno

Not sure if I would go to a love hotel with a person I don't want to deal with anymore. I hope this scum gets a long prison time.

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He obviously went up on the roof to do the honourable thing, but then realized that he didn't have any honour after all.

For the umpteenth time, suicide is NOT honorable. It's in fact very very cowardly!!

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I inquired to the police specifically regarding this. 18 is very gray.

No, under 18 is grey. It's allowed federally, but not prefecturally. However, with permission a girl of 16 can get married. But 18 and over is legal across the country.

Add that she is a student and it is not legal.

That's correct though, I forgot to add that part. Their age is irrelevant if they are still a student.

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18 is not gray at all, the police in japan lie about everything and should never be trusted. they are worse than the yakuza and will flagrantly violate all kinds of laws in order to achieve whatever their goal is.

look at the law of the prefecture you live in, it is written and inviolable. the age of consent in japan varies on the prefecture and having sex with someone under 18 in a consensual relationship may not even constitute statutory rape in many (most) cases.

the guy who did this to his gf was a real dirtbag, he should have jumped.

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Strangerland: "18 and above is legal."

I inquired to the police specifically regarding this. 18 is very gray. Add that she is a student and it is not legal. Good to know, but sigh what a shame...

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The media discloses the name and age of the victim, but not the perpetrator.

He's 24 (already released), and once they officially charge him his name will also be released.

If 20 is the age of majority in Japan, is this not statutory rape?

18 and above is legal.

What is the significance of him being a "company employee." I have no idea why you include these references.

Asian people want to know this. It's common in news reporting all around the region.

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What is the significance of him being a "company employee." I have no idea why you include these references.

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I hope he gets life, without the possibility of parole.

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Cord-play turned fatal?

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If 20 is the age of majority in Japan, is this not statutory rape?

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Maybe she laughed at the size of his manhood? @rana sodhi- The media discloses the name and age of the victim, but not the perpetrator. Poor naive girl. This was never gonna end in all sweetness and light. Hope he pays for what he did. But, I must ask, why @ a love hotel?

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Ueno was found hiding on the roof of the hotel

He obviously went up on the roof to do the honourable thing, but then realized that he didn't have any honour after all.

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So, she was 16 when she was working at maid cafe and decided to date one of the patrons. Do these girls have any idea what sort of creeps frequent these kinds of places? Obviously, the kind of creep that will kill you when you try to break up with him.

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Maid Cafe, 18 YO, Love Hotel? Not much grey matter was blessed on this unfortunate teenager. Sadly, there are many many like her.

There is much missing from this story....

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I must admit, hanging would be particularly poignant justice here. It will give him some idea of what his victim underwent. You know what they say about education, better late than never.

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Usually media doesn't disclose the names of 18 years old high school victims. Anyway, very unfortunate news.

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Maid Cafe, 18 YO, Love Hotel? Not much grey matter was blessed on this unfortunate teenager. Sadly, there are many many like her.

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she met (Honda) in 2015 at the maid cafe where she worked part-time

There are some occupations that are known to be "high risk" and not to be encouraged...

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Police said Honda’s friends told then that she had recently spoken about breaking up with Ueno, whom she met in 2015 at the maid cafe where she worked part-time.

I wonder how much he offered to pay her? I hope this dude swings...he won't, but one can always hope!

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